Hello! I am seriously considering starting this program but I have some questions. I currently run about 10-15 miles a week and go to a bootcamp class 2-3 times a week. I do this with my two sons and my husband and I really enjoy it. I don't want to give up my routine and I wanted to know if I would have to stop going to the bootcamp classes? Each class incorporates cardio with strength training (burpees, lunges, push ups, bear crawls . . .)
I would love to keep going because it is not only enjoyable but a family/marriage "bonding" time as well. Is there any way I could make this work?
Thank you in advance!
How long do your classes currently last? Are you pretty sore after them? I'm pretty sure you will have a hard time with recovery trying to do it all at the same time. What is your nutrition currently like? There's nothing wrong with doing the nutrition portion of the program in conjunction with your current workout if your dead set on staying with what you've been doing to keep the bonding going. Unless you're trying to win the contest. Then I'd do it 100% by the book. I will say though that you could enter this contest as a couple/group and do it as a family as well. It is a great program, and it works very well! Are you getting the results you want from your current program? What led you here?
(Side note: I don't think there are that many groups that enter so it could increase your odds of winning!)
The BFL program can be structured around your workouts. The nutrition plan is very good and gives great insight on healthy eating. One of the most important things about working out and staying in shape is doing something that you enjoy. At the end of the day if you do not enjoy it or feel that you are not seeing results most people will not stick with it. I would recommend taking as much of the plan and trying to fit it into your life style. Just remember that frequent HIT ( High Intensity Workouts) can take a toll on your body, make sure to get those rest and recovery days in when needed.
Mental changes lead to physical Changes.
Thanks for your response gilmer! The classes are an hour long. Some weeks I am sore more than others. I am thinking about starting because I have been working out for years (mostly cardio - just recently using more weights due to BC for the past 6 months) I have noticed more muscle tone but I eat A LOT of sugar. I was put on some medication (depression) about 6 years ago and gained 20 pounds. I lost 10 but am having a very difficult time losing the other 10. I exercise for other reasons other than weight loss (stress, family) but I am getting frustrated with not seeing the results that I want (less fat, more muscle). That is why I was interested in this program.
I love the idea of my husband and I doing this together and I plan on telling him about it but I JUST got him to go to BC with me so I don't want to push it if you know what I mean. My sons are too young at this point to do the program (14 and 17).
wltnmtt: Thank you for responding! I appreciate your feedback! I am concerned with the HIT so I have some planning to do and am going to follow your advice on those recovery days (injuries are NOT fun!). I am concerned with the amount of protein in the shakes though - 41 grams seems a lot for a women (3 times a day).
M40- EAS has products with less protein. I know EAS Carb Advantage has 17grams of protein and Lean 15 has 15 grams of protein, so there are other options available.
Agree. The carb advantage is one of my favorites. Got to have my chocolate shake haha. Food for thought. Your body uses protiens and carbs as recovery tools. The proteins are broke down into amino acids and those aminos are used to rebuild torn muscle fibers. That's how we build muscle. Some times on your intense work out days it could not hurt to have a little extra protien to help fight the muscle breakdown and soreness.
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